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Folklore is full of stories of the Little Folk - elves, fairies, sprites - sometimes helpful, sometimes mischievous, but always enchanting.
This 30 page PDF crochet pattern gives you all the information you need to make all six of the Little Folk pictured above, and multiple pattern variations so that you can make a creature to your own design.
The pattern is suitable for crocheters with a little experience. The instructions are detailed and easy to follow if you know the basic stitches and techniques used to make amigurumi, and there are lots of photos to help with the more advanced techniques used. They are written in English using US crochet terms, and the list of abbreviations includes the UK alternatives. The pattern is a downloadable PDF file and you will need Adobe Reader to open it. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have as you are making it.
The pattern contains:
Full details to make the following Little Folk:
Dobby the House Elf
Autumn Tree Sprite
Techniques to make 4 different kinds of hair.
Additional patterns for clothes such as the Brownie's waistcoat and the Forest Fairy's leaf-dress.
You will need approximately 60g of double knitting weight yarn (US: light worsted) for each creature. You will need more if you make separate clothes.
Hair: approximately 15g of mohair yarn, 25g of eyelash yarn or dk yarn for short wigs or 25-50g yarn for long hair.
You will also need:
1 pair of safety eyes.
3.5mm hook (US E hook).
4mm (US F) and 4.5mm (US G) hooks may be necessary depending on the type of hair you choose to make.
Wire pet brush (slicker) to fluff up the mohair yarn if used.
Finished size: approximately 9” tall.
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Please read the listings carefully to be sure you understand what you are buying. I only sell patterns to make the crocheted amigurumi toys, not the finished toys themselves. If you have downloaded or received the PDF patterns, I cannot offer a return or refund.
Occasionally one of my patterns sells out - if you want to buy it just contact me and I will re-list it as soon as possible.
I am always working on writing up more patterns, so let me know if there are any you are interested in. Photos of most of the items I've made in the past are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/96575205@N00/
I also have lots of free patterns available. You can find them listed on my blog:
Or on Ravelry:
I'm generally unable to work on any custom orders for finished items, I'm afraid.